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Mar 20, 2011 10:00am EDT
afghanistan. but first, remarks on u.s. nuclear plan safety. >> i am asking specifically if an earthquake hit the power plan and georgia, based on your agency's review of their safety design, would it withstand that earthquake? >> all of the plants we are currently reviewing, will meet strict safety standards for earthquakes. for existing plants, we believe they can withstand an earthquake. in the new plants, we have not completed our review. i do not want to prejudge the outcome of that. >> but you are allowing this plan and georgia to be contstructed. >> it is a preliminary approval. that is not related to safety significance services at this time. >> in general, for each plan and the united states, regardless of where it is located, doesn't have a minimum safety requirement to withstand an earthquake? >> that is true. all the plants have a requirement to be designed to deal with the kinds of earthquakes we would expect in a 200 miles radius. >> if a plant is in an area more prone to earthquakes, it might have a higher requirement than one in an area that has not had an
Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of things we may need to look at for u.s. nuclear reactors. host: with the fukushima plant in particular, at two of the six reactors are under control. japanese officials have indicated that this facility will have to be shut down. guest: we are continuing to monitor the situation. we have a team of nrc experts and tokyo and are working with their counterparts to get information. our focus is to ensure cooling for three of the reactors that were operating and to continue to work with the japanese to ensure that they can deal with the situation two of the spent fulel areas. host: do you have faith in the information you are getting from the japanese government? guest: right now we have a team of folks imbedded and tokyo. they are working very closely with counterparts from the nuclear industry in japan. as well as officials from the japanese government. host: are you getting the information you need? guest: right now we are getting good information, but it is a very difficult situation. it is important to remember that there has been a tremendous disaster in japan up with the earthquake a
Mar 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
not think it will be what they say they're trying to do. >> what about what u.s. house republicans can pass? some of your members wanted to have more cuts than $61 billion. now that number is likely to have to come down. do you think you can get a bill off the floor that has less than that level of cuts? if not, what's this negotiation going to accomplish? >> i hate to be repetitive but i want to see what the senate actually offers. we haven't seen it yet. i think the senators heard the same voices we heard on collection day. that is cut spending, reduce the deficit because it is out of control, cut the spending because you have been on a spending spree the last two years. people don't realize that over the last two years, the democrats have spent 24% more than before. if you include the stimulus and tarp money, they increased spending by 84% in the last two years. that is unsustainable and the public said grab hold of this thing and cut it out. cut the spending spree. that is what the house has responded to. i think the senators will respond to the same message. >> do you think there could
Mar 13, 2011 10:00am EDT
increase. that is something the treasury forecast. the u.s. will bump up again the -- against the $14.30 trillion ceiling in a matter of weeks and this could cause a default on bonds. mitch mcconnell made the point rather vaguely that republicans will not raise that without something serious done on the desperate what should republicans be asking for? >> i think there are a couple of things. we don't need to raise that debt ceiling right away. the federal government owns $30 billion of general motors. what is the federal government on the part of a car company? sell it. you just bought yourself several days. the federal, and owns a great deal of land out west. they are not national park land that should not be owned by the government. sell that. that buys you two months. make a list of your assets. if you are in your household, and you had these debts that were bigger than your income, you would look to see what you can sell. what can you sell, what does the government on that they don't need to own? they own buildings and land at the federal, state, and local level. because of the ob
Mar 27, 2011 10:00am EDT
will give us his perspective on the u.s. involvement in libya and what it means with regards to the cia. also flood insurance. some of the issues and topics on "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m.. thank you for being with us on sunday morning. enjoy the rest of your weekend and i hope you have a great week ahead. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] >> next "newsmakers "with cecile richards from planned parenthood. then senate majority leader trent lott discuss senate reform. after that, new york congressman anthony wiener talks about the health care law. >> this week we are joined by cecile richards, the president of the plan pater -- km federation here to talk about what could be a debate next week when congress returns. this debate between republicans and democrats over whether or not there should be federal funding for planned parenthood. walk us through from your perspective what this is about for you guys. >> it began during the budget debates on the house side where the new house leadership instead of
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